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Impact of sexual and reproductive health education on adolescents beaviour towards HIV/AIDS transmission in Morogoro Municipal in Tanzania

Wambuka Rangi, Open University of Tanzania (OUT)

HIV/AIDS is the major challenge of world’s development. It is estimated that worldwide about 39.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, 4.3 million are newly infected and 2.9 million die with HIV/AIDS. Examination of the role of Sexual and Reproductive Health Education on adolescent’s behaviour therefore crucialMain objective of this study is to examine the impact of the sexual and reproductive health education on behaviour of adolescents in secondary school in preventing the transmission of the HIV/AIDS. Specifically determining, Level of awareness of HIV/AIDS.youth involvement in risky sexual behaviour and factors which leads to their involvement in risky behaviour.It will be conducted in September 2007 employing a cross-sectional design with a sample of 180 randomly selected respondents By administered questionnaires.Analysis will be done by using SPSS.The findings are going to help all stakeholders of HIV/AIDS prevention to improve their strategies. Experiences gained in Tanzania could be showed to other countries.

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Presented in Poster Session 3